A one-day-a-week art tutor who claims she repeatedly refused to switch to an individual contract is suing a non-profit organisation for adverse action and sham contracting by allegedly failing to pay super or leave entitlements and sacking her when she accused them of breaching the Fair Work Act.
A council employee who worked back-to-back shifts alternating as a fitness instructor and customer service officer at a health centre has failed to establish an overtime claim based on cumulative hours when both jobs "merged".
An employee criticised as being ungrateful about securing a restaurant job despite her disability has won $12,500 in compensation for the hurt and humiliation she experienced during her dismissal after 12 weeks.
A senior FWC member in upholding a Virgin Australia ground crew worker's dismissal over pilfered cigarettes has noted that "one's fate" is often sealed by attempted cover-ups rather than the actual misconduct, further observing that the former employee did himself no favours when posting on social media that the airline's HR partner was a "despicable human being".
A senior FWC member has flagged a potential "revolution" in the way the tribunal assesses agreements should a full bench review being sought by IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer find weight must be given to indirect as well as direct discriminatory terms.